In Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll,” the girl-child was perceived on the effect that society has expected in women. There stood a hazardous trend that raged in her society causing self-destruction. This comes to comparing the normal to unreal to satisfy on what society begs the girl child to be. This may occur within both genders. However, in the poem “Barbie Doll” it was more likely to occur within a girl gender.
According to my beliefs, the story reflects on various topics covered in the textbook. Despite the role of the woman in the society is vital in ensuring stability, they always face the numerous challenges that limit their productivity. Gender violence is one of the leading issues experienced by women of all ages. In the novel, Mama Elena resorts to aggressiveness and coerces Tita to obey her. Moreover, she imposes rules on her last born daughter thereby diminishing her decision-making ability.
Maybe the author might not intend to, but the readers engulfed with the male-centered mindset might omit the position of women. It is worth demystifying the thought that women should only be visible to men. They have a fundamental role to play in the pieces of literature that we interact with and the society as a whole. Just as pointed out in this study, the society cannot succeed without the input of women, even if they are not seen in the forefront. Even though it would appear that Hildeburh did not succeed in the role she was intended to perform, the way she manages herself in the whole process is of great significance.
In the 1970s, the world of American women was restricted in almost every way possible. Women were expected to play a strict role in the cruel society of America. Hidden beneath the hopes and dreams of equality women faced depression and self-depreciation. Marge Piercy was one of the few that spoke out about this quiet issue. Although women's rights movements were in full throttle women still faced the constant battle with society, the idea of perfection.
Women have been fighting for gender equality for many years. Although humanity is composed by two different genders, females have been more discriminated than males in job positions or education. Race, economic status or ethnicity also made a difference in a women to success. Sheryl Sandberg, in her essay "Lean In: What Could You Do If You Weren't Afraid? ", seriously discusses the possible facts that may be impeding the equal success between genders.
By Ariel Levy’s definition, “female chauvinism” and “raunch culture” describe women who believe men are inferior and women objectifying other women and themselves, respectively. While females, to a certain extent, have always and will always be objectified by the media, it has not become more pervasive in recent years. If anything, the sexualization and objectification of women has been mediated due to advancements in gender equality. There has been a gradual switch in cultural expectations of women from codependent lady who needs a strong man to take care of her to competent woman who can take care of herself. This role transformation, while seemingly so, is not a kick in the ribs to men.
Women still today have to deal with unfair treatment, and powerless rights as in back in the day. Instead of being mistreated unfairly women should be treated with respect, especially for being those who can give life to another human being. Women are looked down for rather to being looked up to. In the play “The Vagina Monologue” by Eve Ensler who shares various monologues of women who have dealt with feminine experiences. and the poem “For The Men Who Still Don't Get It” by Carol Diehl male dominance in society have standards to how a women should be represented but man do not accept the fact that women are as much the same as men.
Women in the United States are forced to accept the stigma that they must bear children. This idea can be daunting for many women. “I was afraid I would be an awful mother” (137) states Levy. Having insecurities about childbearing has become increasingly taboo to discuss, for it is seen to be a women’s job by many. Levy is able to empower women by voicing her own anxieties and she gives them the ability to connect with some who feels the same.
Angelique Maysonet Mr. Wiglesworth ELA 8 Block 3 March 15 2016 The rights aren't always right Have you ever been told you run like a girl? Or throw like a girl? ever wondered why females are considered the weaker gender? feminists are the women (and males) who fight for equality between the two genders, that includes pay, the household, stopping street harassment and other issues. Something feminists are confused as, misandrists, they are the complete opposites of what feminism is, feminists do not hate men, and those who believe this must be educated.
While both the poem “Barbie Doll” and prose “Girl” show this sexual discrimination, they clearly distinguish themselves in the way American women are raised in comparison to Antiguan women. American women are more commonly victimized based on aesthetics, whereas Antiguans are criticized on capabilities to run a household. It is most disturbing to see how such a large percentage of the global population can be completely marginalized. Considering so many years have passed, and that people have progressed to become more accepting of women for who they are, one would expect everyone to be treated fairly. There is no just reason to explain why women are considered to be second class to men.
The author thinks women can hardly wear anything without a fear of being judged. She provides few pieces of evidence on how women usually are targeted and not men in this society in respect to interpretation. She argues on how different forms have Mr. as a suffix which shows nothing, but in the case of women there is Mrs. and also Miss which reflects the marital status of women. She raises her point also about how a woman changes her surname with the men after marriage. I personally believe that she had some evidence and her argument really made me think twice o and made me think why women are judged so much and she was also definitely true in her argument.